Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Inhofe, Barbour, & BP's Hayward Three Stooges: On The Impact Of The Gulf Oil Disaster

1. Democrats' move to increase the maximum fine for oil spills to $10 billion is foiled by Sen. James M. Inhofe. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was seeking the unanimous consent of the Senate to move forward on the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act, which would retroactively boost the legal cap of $75 million on how much companies must pay for economic damages.
But Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked the effort, saying it would make drilling too expensive for smaller companies. "Big Oil would love to have these caps there so they can shut out all the independents," he said..."

Dementia at best, Jimmy you done lost your mind.

2. "Mississippi's Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has calmly said the oil slick looming offshore is just a sheen in most places and there's no reason for people to panic....
Barbour, 62, is a second-term governor who was in office during Katrina and was widely praised for his response to the storm. He's now chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Barbour has said the oil spill is "not Armageddon," but he believes news coverage has hurt tourism in his state.....
Oil has not started washing up on shore in any large quantities, and Barbour likened much of the spill to the gasoline sheen commonly found around ski boats...."

3. Embattled Chief Executive of BP Tony Hayward come up with some controversial comments regarding the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.... “…everything we can see at this moment suggests that the overall environmental impact will be very, very modest.”... “…The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to total water volume."

What you have to understand is that these fools actually believe what they are saying. They actually believe that they will be proven right in their opinions and assessments. Even as they are being proven wrong they continue to believe. What can you do with people in powerful places that behave this way?

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